Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, has suspended flights to Entebbe International Airport in Kampala due to a surge in recorded Covid-19 cases in Uganda.
A statement released by RwandAir on Thursday said that the suspension was effective June 10, 2021.
The statement added that affected persons could demand a refund or “rebook and fly at a later date, once flights resume, at no additional cost.”
Uganda has recently recorded an increase in recorded Covid-19 cases.
This week, Uganda’s Covid-19 death toll has increased to a little over 400. The government has been forced to put in place measures to reduce the spread. These include the closing of schools, among others.
Health authorities have cautioned citizens to abide by the restrictions or risk escalating the already dire situation.
The available health facilities are already stretched as the country grapples with more than 784 active cases of patients on admission, with infections now spread across the country.
Close to 758,000 people have been inoculated through a mass vaccination drive in Uganda. Meanwhile, just over 47 760 people have recovered from the coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of Health, the East African country’s test positivity rate now stands at over 17 per cent, with more than 1.1 million people tested.
“Covid-19 is spreading fast and is more deadly than ever before,” Uganda’s Health ministry warned on Thursday.